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Re: [TenTec] Paragon - easy to work on?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Paragon - easy to work on?
From: "Phil Chambley Sr." <k4dpk@comcast.net>
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Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 16:00:54 -0400
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Hi Ben...

After being out of service for a while, I'm not surprised the controls are 
in need of use and cleaning.  You may also want to re-seat certain mass-term 
connectors if need be.

The battery in the Paragon is inside one of the chips on a daughter board at 
the rear of the Logic board, and I saw an outfit on the internet (something 
like Batteries R Us :) that had those.  You'll need to search on battery 
sites with that chip number.

The Paragon isn't difficult to work on, except for the fact some of the 
parts are getting hard to find.

If you run into anything specific, I'll be glad to give what advice I can.

Phil C. Sr.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Hall" <kd5byb@kd5byb.net>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:22 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Paragon - easy to work on?

> Good afternoon all,
> When my father-in-law, KD4WJ passed away, I inherited some of his ham
> gear.  Some of y'all may remember my question about the Scout and ALC
> light which turned out to be a mis-adjusted ALC pot.
> Yesterday I turned my attention to the Paragon.  It gave me some fits
> starting up - the receiver was intermittent, all the pots were scratchy,
> and it seems like the memory back-up battery is dead as the clock
> started at 12:00.
> Interestingly, the intermittent receiver fixed itself when I
> accidentally hit TUNE for a split second trying to turn on the 6.0KHz
> filter.  All I can guess was that the transmit / receive relay had dirty
> contacts.  ;)
> Most of the pots stopped being scratchy when worked back-n-forth a
> couple of times, with the exception of the RF GAIN pot.
> So I've got to try some Deoxit on that pot and change the memory back-up
> battery.  So my question is - how hard are these Paragons to work on?
> thanks much and 73,
> ben, kd5byb
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